Jordan McErlean is an Associate in the Litigation & Restructuring Department in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Jordan joined Conyers as an Associate in 2017. Since joining Conyers, he has undertaken secondments to both the Hong Kong office of Conyers, the market leader in offshore firms within Hong Kong, and Wilberforce Chambers in London, a leading barristers’ chambers specialising in general commercial litigation, civil fraud, trusts, insolvency and other areas. Additionally, Legal 500: Caribbean describes Jordan as a ‘Rising star who will go far.’
Jordan’s practice covers all areas of international commercial litigation.
Jordan has advised clients such as insurance/re-insurance and captive insurance providers, investment funds (including directors), insolvency professionals, accounting professionals and other entities on a range of complex shareholder disputes, insolvency matters, restructurings, employment disputes, and other commercial litigation issues.
Jordan is experienced in obtaining and defending injunctions and has successfully acted in relation to a number of high-value claims.
Jordan is adept in all aspects of insolvency (creditors winding up petitions, just and equitable winding up petitions) and restructuring law (schemes of arrangement etc), and in assisting insolvency professionals in making recoveries for stakeholders whether for example through claw back claims, or by making claims against third parties such as against service providers or directors. Jordan has also been published in well-respected journals on the subject of cryptocurrency related claw back proceedings.
Jordan also has particular expertise in all aspects of cross-border legal issues, including the enforcement of foreign judgments, the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, facilitating cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings between Hong Kong, the USA (in support of chapter 11/15 proceedings), the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. Jordan has also assisted Queen’s Counsel in preparing various pieces of expert evidence on Cayman Islands law for presentation to foreign courts, in the United States and otherwise.
Jordan regularly advises individuals and corporate entities in the funds, insurance and re-insurance industries in relation to high value contentious employment matters, such as in respect of post-termination claims and restrictive covenants (non-compete restrictions, non-solicitation restrictions etc).
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5 Oct 2020
Covering Ears to Steal Bells: Ignoring Insolvency at Risk of Liquidation
Insolvency | Liquidation | Restructuring | Winding Up
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Shanda Games in the Privy Council: the beginning of the end of share appraisal litigation involving Cayman Islands companies, or just the end of the beginning?
Appeal | Dissenting Shareholders | Shareholder Disputes
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In Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited (In Liquidation) -v- Peterson and Ekstrom
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